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Annual Workers’ Welcome Fair Ushers In Downeast Blueberry Season

Annual Workers’ Welcome Fair Ushers In Downeast Blueberry SeasonMaine Public | By Ari SniderPublished July 31, 2021 at 11:24 AM EDT Blueberry season is getting underway, and that means hundreds of migrant workers who rake and process Maine’s iconic wild berries are arriving in the state. To welcome the workers, several support organizations participated in…

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Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics at Mission Community Center

With the Mission’s Maine island Covid-19 vaccination clinics very much in the news, we wanted to also share the story of two companion vaccination clinics at our Community Center in Cherryfield. Held in partnership with the Maine Mobile Health Program (MMHP) and Mano en Mano, the first clinic was on April 12. The second clinic…

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Thank you Thursday for Maine Mobile Health Program

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to the Maine Mobile Health Program based in Augusta. MMHP is Maine’s only farmworker health organization. “Community members in [the Downeast] area have faced challenges accessing vaccine appointments through the large vaccination sites. And there aren’t too many of those sites close to this…

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Thank you Thursday to Mano en Mano

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to Milbridge, ME based Mano en Mano (Hand in Hand). Founded in 2005, Mano en Mano works with farm-workers and immigrants to help them thrive in Maine. The organization’s work includes partnerships with Maine Seacoast Mission. Mission Service Program Director Wendy Harrington said, “We…

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Culturally Relevant Food in the Hands of Mainers in Need

www.gsfb.org Culturally Relevant Food in the Hands of Mainers in Need July 28, 2020 In the wake of COVID-19, Good Shepherd Food Bank pivoted its operations and began distributing pre-packed boxes of shelf-stable foods to support food pantries in implementing low-touch distribution models. The Food Bank ordered shelf-stable food by the tractor-trailer load, buying products…

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‘Culturally Relevant Food’ Day at Pantry is a ‘Wow!’

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Megan Smith, Maine Seacoast Mission Community Resource Coordinator, gives yesterday’s “culturally relevant food” distribution at the Mission Food Pantry a big “Wow!” In a follow-up email, Megan said: “What a wonderful amazing day. The partnership and camaraderie I saw today was beyond compare. We were able to serve the “culturally relevant food”…

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Mission Teams with Downeast Roots Group to Share Resources, Work Together

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Director of Service Programs Wendy Harrington recently announced the Mission’s collaboration with a new group called Downeast Roots; “a group of local organizations who promote each other’s work, share resources, and work together on projects for the benefit of our community,” according to the group web site. Other member groups are the…

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